A Korean Artist’s Stacked Carcoals Exhibition Takes Place at Rockefeller Center

Jun 8 – Jul 23, 2023 : Free Exhibition at Rink Level Gallery at Rockefeller Center (New York, NY)

This exhibition is organized and presented by Johyun Gallery, the leading gallery that mounts 10 exhibitions per year across two different locations in Busan, Korea.

The exhibition is to celebrate Korean culture and heritage.

Origin, Emergence, Return

The exhibition name is Origin, Emergence, Return, and it features over 70 works from three leading Korean artists : Park Seo Bo, Lee Bae, and Jin Meyerson.

Lee Bae’s 26-foot site-specific sculpture of stacked charcoals will be on view at the Channel Gardens.

Origin section by Park Seo Bo

Park Seo-Bo uses Korean traditional papaer hanji, which has been soaked in water for more than two months.

“I believe that art should bring healing to people who are already under a lot of stress trying to keep up with the fast pace of an increasingly digitalized world.” (2021)

Emergence section by Lee Bae

Lee Bae uses charcoal’s profound black for his abstract forms of work.

“I wanted to discover this material—which isn’t very expensive or fragile—in my own style, and now it seems charcoal is an integral part of me; there’s an exchange between me and this material that is symbolic with my culture.” (2022)

Return section by Jin Meyerson

Jin Meyerson, an artist adopted by a US family, focuses on computer graphics and augmented reality.

“Every artist starts out where you want to find out something about yourself. That’s the difference between making cute drawings, and making art.” (2018)

“Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th Street and 51st Street in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City.” (Wikipedia)

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